Given the gathering restrictions, WTM has brought our offerings online in order to keep building our community of practitioners through practice and connection. It’s our goal to give you events that provide learning and experiences that allow you to continue to deepen your mindfulness practice.
Currently, we meet twice a month and both events are online with the Calgary Public Library on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30pm. Teachers will explore a variety of topics in support of the practice of mindfulness – events will include a talk, guided meditation, and time for questions and discussion. These events are suitable for all levels of practice. A few key points when registering:
1) These are free events; however, you will need a library membership. If you don’t have one, join here. https://reg.calgarylibrary.ca/
2) If you would rather not register to attend the live event, know that you can always view the talk on our website one week after the original date.
3) After you register for the event, you will be sent a confirmation email from the Library with registration details on how to connect and watch the event online with Zoom.us.
4) Events are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm.
5) At WTM, we do have costs to keep these events happening. Click here to read more how a $5 donation for each event can help.
Schedule of Events:
MINDFULNESS. What is it and how to do it!
Nov 4, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Dr. Phil Blustein
There are many definitions for Mindfulness. Is there a right one? Which one should you choose? What is your intention for mindfulness? Is it to have stress relief, pain control, increased productivity, skillful action or transcendence of the self? And how do you do it? Please join me for a discussion of practical strategies for mindfulness.
Living Skillfully with Covid
Nov 18, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Anne Mahoney
How the cultivation of compassion can provide you with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of Covid with ease and grace.
Resting in Every Moment: A Mindful way to the Harmony of Silence
December 2, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30pm – REGISTER HERE
Speaker: Dr. Allan Donsky
Following a mindful practice, the presentation will help you experience the capacity to rest in the middle of conflicting thoughts and feelings. You will perhaps recognize a harmony and gentle relationship between all parts of yourself.
Understanding Conditionality and its Role in Theravada Buddhism
October 13, 2021-September 28, 2022
Teacher: Anne Mahoney
The law of conditionality is the cornerstone of the Buddha’s teaching.
This year long Dhamma Study Course (October 13, 2021-September 28, 2022) is devoted to a deep exploration of both the principles of conditionality and the application of those principles to daily life.
Topics to be covered include dependent origination/dependent co-arising, the five aggregates of clinging, emptiness and the application of conditionality to the three universal characteristics (suffering, impermanence, no self).
The course will consist of both online classes and an in-person retreat.
Online classes will be held twice monthly (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month) from 7:00pm -9:00pm MT. Each session will involve a practice period and a Dhamma lesson. The retreat will be a 4 day silent residential meditation retreat.
While this course is open to all who are interested, a basic understanding of the Four Noble Truths and some meditation experience are assumed.
Teacher: Anne Mahoney
Required reading: Selected chapters from source material
Source material: Under the Bodhi Tree by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
This Being That Becomes by Dhivan Thomas Jones
Meditations on Perception by Bhante Gunaratana
Cost: $500.00* plus dana to the teacher for the teachings.
Registration: For more information and to register please contact Anne at email@example.com
|CONNECT TO YOUR DESTINY|
In order to navigate these ups and downs and challenging times, we need to stay clear, confident and compassionate.
Move past limiting patterns that have kept you stuck and strengthen your self confidence in a fun, interactive environment!
Access Your Best Self Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Kundalini Yoga.
IS THIS YOU?
– Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed or are you struggling to stay grounded?
– Are you caught in your thoughts and find the “what if’s” are preventing you from being present and effective in your day-to-day tasks?
– Do you get caught up in the uncertainty about the future and feel immobilized to make even the most basic decisions?
– Do you have high levels of anxiety and are you unsure why?
– Are you feeling isolated and alone?
Join us! – You can choose if you would like to participate in person or from
the comfort of your home for this 6-week program.
(Space is limited to ten participants (5 in person/ 5 on-line participants).
*In person participants can also change to online at any time for
comfort and safety reasons.
If you answered YES to even ONE of these –this program is for you!
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation helps you to strengthen your innate power,
gain clarity, and can assist you with actions that are in alignment with your values.
As you build a sense of greater self-worth and trust, in a fun and interactive environment,
you are better able to bring your best self into the world!
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will assist you to get clear on what really
matters to you. As you stay focused on where you are headed, you will increase
your ability to unhook from difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations, and create a game plan success.
In this program you will have the opportunity to:
Connect with others in person and virtually in a supportive environment free of judgement
Learn about the importance of your values in guiding your decisions and develop greater presence, even in the midst of challenges
Experience the power of the breath and kundalini yoga for self-regulation, to overcome anxiety, depression, and to balance the hemispheres of the brain.
Develop a strong sense of clarity, confidence, and ease.
Two Program Offerings
October 19- November 23, 2021- Tuesdays from 6:50pm – 8:45 pm Mountain Time (5:45- 7:45 pm Pacific)
October 21- November 18, 2021 – Thursdays from 4:00- 6:00 pm Mountain Time (3:00-5:00 Pacific) * no class on Remembrance Day
Class In- Person Location
Inspired Minds Wellness Centre
320- 1414 8 St. SW, Calgary
Returning Clients/Early Bird Until October 3, 2021
Investment $459 + 22.95gst = $481.95
Investment $499 +24.95 gst= $523.95
Program fees may be covered by your health spending plan/benefits.
(Invoices can be issued on a weekly basis for Health Insurance Plans).
I am a registered Social Worker in the provinces of B.C. and Alberta.
To qualify for a WTM member discount please email Heather with the headline WTM and Upcoming Program.
Please reach out with questions to determine if this program is for you at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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